Not everyone with a spinal compression fracture experiences the same symptoms. Sometimes patients only experience minimal or mild pain. Most commonly, however, a spinal compression fracture is associated with moderate to severe back pain and difficulty getting out of bed.
Other symptoms include:
The following symptoms are rarely caused from compression fractures and constitute medical emergencies:
Fortunately, there are treatments available for spinal compression fractures (see Diagnosing and Treating Spinal Compression Fractures).
Reviewed by: Srikanth Boddu, MD, MSc
Last reviewed/updated: September 2023